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This insect could DESTROY your pecan crop! Dr. Charles Rohla, Pecan and Specialty Ag Systems Manager at Noble Research Institute, walks us through how to monitor and control pecan nut casebearers.
The key to keeping armyworms below the economic threshold is scouting for activity at least every other day, when they are small and easier to control, as well as identifying if you have fall armyworms or beet armyworms.
There are more than 200 insects that feed on the roots, wood, foliage and nuts of a pecan tree. Of these insects, 17 are nut feeders, with one of the most important nut-infesting insect pests being the pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella Neunzig).
Pecan growers risk economic losses if they don’t monitor and treat the most damaging insect pest: pecan weevil. Here are tips to do just that.